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Cowes Harbour ‘cannot refuse entry’ to vessels during lockdown

trinity pontoon

Harbour users have been asked to follow government guidance and stay at home and avoid any movements on the river during the Coronavirus epidemic

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 5:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Island Roads to continue repairing road defects, keeping streets clean and emptying bins

roadworks sign

Island Roads will be suspending the highway and footway maintenance programmes - excluding St Mary's Roundabout - but carrying out a number of other tasks

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 5:13pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Isle of Wight schools to provide emergency childcare cover over Easter holidays for key workers

School crossing sign :

Workers critical to the Covid-19 effort such as nurses and doctors will be able to carry on their important work safe in the knowledge their children are properly supervised and cared for

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 4:50pm

By IW Council Press Office

Police appeal for information after man left with fractured skull

Police control operator

Three men have been arrested and Police are keen to hear from any witnesses to the incident

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 4:27pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Small rise in number of official confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases

st mary's hospital

The latest rise comes as St Mary's Hospital gears up for a increase of positive cases over the coming days and weeks

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 4:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight play areas remain closed during Coronavirus outbreak

closed playground

As well as play areas being closed, Islanders are advised to stay local and use open spaces near to home where possible – and not travel unnecessarily

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 3:45pm

By IW Council Press Office

Message from Fire Service is keep’fire safe’ whilst you Stay at Home

Island Learning Centre fire

With everyone spending far more time at home than they normally would, the senior fire officer for the Isle of Wight reminds Islanders of the need to keep 'fire safe'

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 3:21pm

By IW Council Press Office

Stay at home to prevent spread of Coronavirus message from Police ahead of Easter holidays

Hampshire Constabulary thanks the public and issues reminder about ‘non-essential travel ahead of the beginning of Easter holidays

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 11:41am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council defer decision on tidal centre

county hall

The Isle of Wight council were set to approve the further investment to assist with renewal of licences and leases for the tidal energy scheme off the coast of St Catherine's Point

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 11:16am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Met Service offer new daily pollen forecast

field of rapeseed - pollen

As well as the new daily pollen forecast, the IW Met Service also provide a helpful month-by-month pollen guide

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 10:03am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Block of nine flats to replace ‘uninhabitable house’

planning keyboard

Neighbours objected to the application, but planning permission was granted but with 12 conditions

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 9:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

‘We’re still here for you’ say Wessex Cancer Trust: Supporting people with cancer more important than ever

daisy bus wessex cancer trust

Daisy Bus services remain in operation, but halt on Wessex Cancer Trust's charity shops and events means they need our support

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 9:25am

By Lorraine White